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Nothing can make your heart drop to your stomach like discovering your network has been breached. It's a horrible situation to find yourself in, but with a little forethought and some simple steps, you can minimize the damage to your company and your career.A key task to complete before you suffer a system compromise is to prepare an… Read more

Tags: security breach, incidence response

A roundup of the week’s news, commentary, and observations.Pokemon Go has been all over the news this week, with initial reports of the app obtaining excessive permission, to reports of people being injured, or mugged by luring unsuspecting users.But this isn’t a new problem, simply a repackaging. Mobile apps are notorious for requesting excessive… Read more


There is also a printable PDF version of the case study.Founded in 1893, the University of Wisconsin–Superior (UW-Superior) is a public university located in Superior, Wisconsin. UW–Superior grants bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist’s degrees. The university currently enrolls about 2,450 undergraduates and 150 graduate students from over 40 different countries. Ranked as 23rd by… Read more

Tags: siem, ids, usm, case study

Firewalls. We all have them. We all know we use them to keep unwanted stuff out of our networks. One thing we sometimes don’t think about is to whom our systems inside the network are talking.Why should we be concerned with what connections are being made from within our networks to the outside world? Data exfiltration, (malware… Read more

Tags: usm, firewall

Phishing is the little black dress of cyber-attacks: always in fashion, goes with anything, and, despite being around for over 20 years, still seems to be a hit. In fact, a recent experiment by JPMorgan showed that 1 in 5 employees will click on a phishing email.Even more troubling, a recent study by the Ponemon Institute showed that phishing can cost an… Read more

Tags: phishing, barkly

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